“A special-occasion braided bread. "Cooking time" includes both time for bread to rise and baking time.”
READY IN:
3hrs 15mins
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
1 loaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the milk through the flour.
  2. Turn out on a floured board and knead until elastic and smooth.
  3. Let rise until doubled in size (2-2½ hrs).
  4. Punch down and knead briefly; divide in half.
  5. Shape each half into braids by rolling dough 3/4" thick, then cutting into 8" strips and shaping these into rounded strands.
  6. Braid strands.
  7. Decorate with raisins and brush with egg.
  8. Bake at 350° 25-30 minutes.
  9. Cover and cool on rack.

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